Prince Search Warrants Unsealed, Answer Few Questions

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Search warrants unsealed Monday by investigators looking into Prince's overdose death almost a year ago said that Dr. Michael Schulenberg prescribed opioids to Prince but put them in the name of Prince confidante Kirk Johnson.

April 17, 2017: Carver County authorities unseal 11 search warrant affidavits related to the investigation into Prince's death.

The prescription was dated April 14, 2016, the same day Prince was revived with an anti-overdose drug after falling ill on a plane.

Some of the strong painkillers found at the musician's Paisley Park complex outside Minneapolis had prescriptions in the name of his friend and bodyguard, the affidavits and search warrants showed.

Johnson has been working with Prince since the early 1980s.

Investigators heard plenty from the people at Paisley Park when Prince's body was discovered. He was scheduled to meet with an addiction specialist just a day later. But the documents don't reveal the big missing piece in the criminal investigation: Where did Prince get the fentanyl that killed him?

The warrants also reveal more in-depth details surrounding Prince's romance with protegé Judith Glory Hill, which she explained to authorities began in the fall of 2014.

The suitcase had a tag on it bearing the name "Peter Bravestrong", which investigators determined is an alias for Prince.

Information in the warrants also revealed that investigators found a suitcase containing several prescription bottles in the name of Johnson, who told investigators past year that the singer had been struggling with opiate use.

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Schulenberg's attorney, Amy Conners, disputed that. He admitted to detectives that he was carrying pills for which he did not have a prescription - chiefly buprenorphine, which is used to treat addiction - but said he would not have given them to Prince without a doctor's authorization.

The suitcase also contained the lyrics for "You got the Look", which appeared to be in Prince's handwriting.

Johnson had picked up various non-opioid medications for Prince the day before the entertainer's death, and his name was found on some of the bottles in Prince's estate.

Police were summoned to the artist's Paisley Park estate after he was found dead in an elevator on the morning of April 21, 2016.

It's been almost a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose at his suburban Minneapolis estate, yet investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate or asked a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges are warranted, according to an official with knowledge of the investigation.

Investigators spoke with one of Prince's previous bodyguards who said the singer was very untrusting of cell phones, after his cell phone was hacked and his personal information was stolen.

Prince apparently had no prescriptions under his own name. Andrew Kornfeld was the person who called 911, Mauzy said. Emergency responders administer a shot of Narcan, an opioid antidote, and take him to the hospital. She said she didn't question what they were.

Investigators have said little publicly about the case over the previous year, other than it is active.

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